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Hi All,

While out yesterday I saw quite a few plants in flower that I'd like to use in my own garden. Could you help me identify what they are?

1. Gaura of some kind?

2. Aster?

3. Is this a gaillardia?

4. No idea!



  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 11,312
    edited September 2019
    1 - Gaura - possibly The Bride - I sowed from seed in March and by June they were big plants in full bloom and still are.

    2. Aster - possibly Monch or Little Carlow

    3. Likely as you suggest a Gallardia or Helenium?? or Gazania - not sure

    4. not sure, maybe a Cape Fuchsia 

    Billericay - Essex

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  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,966
    edited September 2019
    Agree with above,3 is Gallardia
    4 looks like an Agastache.
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  • The third picture is Gallardia @adrian_maidment - we have it growing in our garden.  I grew it from a purchased plant and now grow it from seed or division.  The bees love it and so do we. It is quite a compact plant, will flower for many months with some feeding, watering and deadheading June - October and we plant it in large pots or flower bed, it does well in both.
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700
    Agree with Punkdoc there. Maybe Agastache Aurantiaca ‘Apricot Sprite’.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 12,469
    I would go with Agastache "Apricot Sprite" for number 4 as well  :)
  • Thanks all, that's given me ideas for next year and some seeds to add to my list too.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,860
    I have a little orange Agastache I grew from seed a few years ago. I'll see if I can find the name

    It flowers well into autumn
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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